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Office 365 Gets Personal

Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
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Microsoft said Oslo will automatically display the information most relevant to the user.  (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft said Oslo will automatically display the information most relevant to the user.
(Source: Microsoft)

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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3/4/2014 | 2:10:28 PM
Re: Will young employees bring their social networks to work?
Interesting point Charlie. Google tools will be brought in by younger employees, certainly.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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3/4/2014 | 1:14:30 PM
Will young employees bring their social networks to work?
Microsoft is getting more social. But will the younger office workers bring their own social networks to the office on their first day of work, the way their bringing smartphones and tablets? Microsoft is entrenched, and is speeding up its software delivery process -- roadmaps are much less important than they used to be. But it's going to struggle to get back into the consumer's good graces as computing continues to migrate away from the PC.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/4/2014 | 12:07:47 PM
Re: More transparent
That's interesting, Chris-- I hadn't seen that interview before. I think some kind of road map transparency is desirable, but in an age of continual iterations and updates, the Google guys bring up a good point.
ChrisMurphy
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3/3/2014 | 6:45:32 PM
Re: More transparent
When we had some top Google App execs at the InformationWeek Conference a year ago, a hot debate kicked up over whether a roadmap was even important, since the Google execs downplayed the importance of that kind of long-term plan and emphasizing instead the frequent change driven by consumer markets. (Link below). Think MSFT can pull off this balancing act -- we'll give you the roadmap, but iterate on new stuff more quickly?

 

http://www.informationweek.com/it-leadership/why-mbas-hate-google--and-you-shouldnt/d/d-id/1106276

 
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/3/2014 | 5:57:01 PM
More transparent
I think it's noteworthy that Office GM Julia White talked about Microsoft being more transparent about its roadmap-- a lot of our readers criticize Microsoft for not talking enough to its customers. White was speaking specifically about Office, but her reasoning (faster iterations, cloud delivery, etc.) could just as easily be applied to other products, including Windows. It calls to mind the reports that we could see a preview of Windows 9 in April at BUILD. Then again, the talk of transparency didn't lead to any new details about Office for the iPad, or even touch-first Office for the Modern UI.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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3/3/2014 | 4:24:05 PM
SharePoint pain
Which of these plans address your SharePoint pain points, readers? Or is Microsoft curating up the wrong tree?
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